Lila Poonawalla Foundation (merit Cum Need Based Scholarships) 13th Year Of Scholarship
Lila poonawalla foundation (merit cum need based scholarships) 13th year of scholarship
By: Reach Out
Since its inception in 1996, every year has been very special and important from the point of view of what the Lila Poonawalla Foundation has accomplished. This year the Foundation in keeping with its vision of reaching as many needy girls as possible, has decided to encompass Pune District which will include Ambegaon, Baramati, Bhor, Daund, Haveli, Indapur, Junnar, Khed, Maval, Pune, Purander, Shirur & Velha. in an endeavour to reach Rural Pune and be available to girls who could take advantage of this opportunity.
In the year 2005 the Foundation had introduced ‘Special Local Scholarships’
This year we extend our support and reach out to deserving girls in rural areas in Pune District. To achieve this objective, the Lila Poonawalla Foundation has decided that Girls coming from rural areas though not fluent in the English language, would still be interviewed in the colloquial Marathi language, as the Foundation’s aim is to tap the inherent potential of the candidate to begin with and then polish them with Grooming programmes, Personality development workshops, Spoken English Courses. Acquiring new skills will enhance the girls’ confidence and make them confident to face new challenges.
The Foundation has also decided to hold Training Programmes in these rural areas, provided the representation is substantial. The Foundation will also arrange for overnight staying facilities for girls attending the Foundation Programmes in Pune from these rural areas, as well as give travel allowances, to make it possible for them. We have targeted to extend Scholarships at least to 15 to 20 girls, depending on the member applications received.
This new Criteria of including Pune District in the Scholarships this year will signal a new era for the Foundation in addressing Rural India and bringing it into the mainstream of development.
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